Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB
Fly Fishing The Millers - With over 30 years of fly fishing this river I will claim more knowledge and fish caught than anyone. There are over 40 miles of river and I will take you to the best sections and if you want to sections that never see another angler. Don't be fooled by those who say the Millers is a Spring and Fall river. I'll show you how to have great Summer action. The "EB of the Westfield" - Wild and beautiful is the only way to describe this river. There's a lot of water here but I know where to go to catch trout. After a trip you will too!! Solitude and trout IS the EB. The Swift - 20 trout days are not uncommon on this river if you know what to do and use. I'll show the way and you catch the trout. RATES - Full Day (6 hours) = $150.00 for one, $225 for two (lunch included). Half Day (three hours) $90.00 for one, $155.00 for two. Beginners Class - 3 hours ffor $90.00, all use of rods lines, reels included.

Friday, September 23, 2016

9 Years Running, The Millers And The EB And Lost Glasses

" Fly tackle has improved considerably since 1676, when Charles Cotton advised anglers to "fish fine and far off", but no one has ever improved on that statement" - John Gierach

Well, this month marks the 9th anniversary of my first blog post. At first this blog had a single mission which was to draw attention to the Millers River which was a river that needed some friends. Now we cover on a regular basis the Millers, the EB, the Swift, the Ware and others. In fact, this blog is responsible for the label "EB" when referring to the east branch of the Westfield (I was tired of typing it out so I called it the EB). I've met a lot of good people through this fragile experiment and I still enjoy it. I guess that means I'll keep it going!! As I've said before, the comments section is a valuable resource. Thank You!

As I write the Millers is at 112 cfs and is certainly fishable. Know the question is will you catch any trout. It's worth a try especially in and around the deep pools that you know about.

The EB - I know of fish that were caught in July and August. The August fish was a big brown that took a mouse pattern a day after a thunderstorm brought the river up to 65 cfs. All of the trout were caught in one place and those familiar with the river know where that place is. I didn't fish it or write about it for fear that the spot would get hammered. This river is now low again and needs rain badly.

Thank God for the Swift!!!!!!!!

A friend found a pair of prescription glasses down by the Pipe Parking lot Friday afternoon and placed them on the door by the Gauge structure.

Ken


18 comments:

PatriotsThunder said...

Congrats on 9 years of growth and great Blog. I can't tell you how many fisherman I meet, especially on the Swift, that refer to your site here once we get into talking about places, flies, techniques, etc. - great testimony to all your work.

Brk Trt said...

Here's to another 9 years, I toast with a sip of coffee.
Great blog Ken.

Anonymous said...

I went and checked the Millers yesterday from the Wendell bridge at the start of the lower C&R area, its low, but definitely fishable. My daughter even had good enough eyes to pick a fish out swimming between the rocks. Not sure what species it was, but it was about 10-12" long. Not a soul was fishing there. I then went to Orcutt pool area, and we walked out on the bridge that's closed. Again, its low, but still enough water to fish. We didn't see any fish there but that doesn't mean they aren't there.

Jeff B.

fischmeister57 said...

Hi Ken,

congratulations on 9 years and running!

I'll tell you the reasons why I'm grateful for your blog. First of all, you keep it fresh. I check in almost daily and it's nice to see a new blog every few days (on some sites the blog posts are weeks, if not months old). I know that's a lot work but it is appreciated. Then there are the river reports. Though I haven't fished the Millers, EB etc. yet (but I hope to sometime), I do fish the Swift a lot and it's interesting to compare notes. Next, I like the flies and tying instructions you offer. Just to name one example, sometime ago you wrote about the Pinhead. That has been a productive fly for me on the Swift. And finally, I also enjoy reading the comments and feedback you get.

So keep up the good work!

Herm

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Patriots Thunder, Jeff B, and Herm,

Thank you all for the kind words. It's a labor of love because I love what I do!

Brk Trt,

I measure myself next to you. Yours is the BEST blog. When I read your blog I enter your world. It's a good place.

I think we love what we do. Thank you!

Ken

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ken well done! I've learned quite a bit from reading your blog, but most importantly, caught plenty of fish by considering your advice/recommendations. Thanks!

Cheers,
Gabe

lenny tamule said...

Ken your blog is like the morning newspaper to me, I get up and then check the blog before I get out of bed. Hopefully the EB is fishable by the time the prime foliage hits!

Lenny

Parachute Adams said...

Congrats on 9 years of this great blog, Ken! I have learned a heck of a lot here and I thank you for that.

Yours and Brk Trt's blog are sites I check most every day, and it brings me enjoyment most especially while I am on the road traveling for work. Makes me wish I was home and on the river or a small stream.

I also enjoy the input from the readers of this blog. A lot of good knowledge here that I appreciate and learn from.

Best Wishes, Sam

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Gabe,

Thank you!!!!

Lenny,
Thank you!! Do a rain dance so we can fish the EB.

Sam,

Some day we should fish together!!

Ken

lenny tamule said...

I'm waaaay ahead of you! I still believe those trout I saw survived! Do yours to maximize our chances!!!! Gonna hit the farmy with Joe Sunday. Hopefully we get ourselves into more oversized browns!!!!


Lenny

Anonymous said...

Ken

Besides taking a dip at the swift to cleanup before lunch, my son and I tried the millers. I fished above the trestle at wendell's down to the c&r. waters looking better, but all i got was smallmouth bass and sunny's. dropped one unknown fish down at the second trestle. saw a flash of orange/brown so maybe a small brown, or another pumpkinseed. then went to bears den. water was muddy up at the trestle, no rises. the runs were low down to the TU pool. The TU pool looked the best i've seen this summer, but we struck out there. fished down a little ways but again no joy.

congrats on 9 years and keep it up
regards
Joe

Parachute Adams said...

I would love to fish with you, Ken, which would be a real treat for me. I'm sure I would learn plenty from you.

Regards, Sam

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Joe,

Where is the TU Pool??

Ken

Robert Bolivar said...

For those of you that like the Quinapoxet, I stopped down this morning. Water was in the 50's and higher than it has been since this drought started. Flow was relatively non-existent due to the many stick and rock dams-- one of which I breached just above the lower River St bridge. Saw quite a few smaller (8 - 10 inch) fish eating off the bottom.
The water level by the upper River St bridge was decent and close to "normal", although flow wasn't. I managed to land a beautiful 14 inch Brown on an ant and broke off another. Quite encouraging to see, given the past conditions.
It's doubtful that the Q will see any fall stocking, but nice to see that some decent fish made it through the drought.

Bob

Nathan Drawbridge said...

There are still a decent amount of fish on the Q. But I agree I doubt there will be any stocking, unless we get buckets

Anonymous said...

Ken,

Sorry, I was referring to the pool by the Trout Unlimited parking at bears den.

Also, there's a pair of beavers cruising the trestle at wendells. They didn't like me being in there at all. I hope they don't damn it up...

Joe

Millers River Flyfisher said...

That's Rezendes Pool.

I don't think the beavers will dam up the Millers.

Ken

Millers River Flyfisher said...

That's Rezendes Pool.

I don't think the beavers will dam up the Millers.

Ken